FDA to Consider Safety and Risks of Dissolvable Tobacco Lozenges

Posted on Jan 27, 2012
According to a report from Health Day, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering the safety and risks of dissolvable tobacco lozenges. These lozenges aren’t designed to help smokers quit but rather, serve as a temporary fix when in a non-smoking area.

With some of these products still being tested and others already being marketed, there are concerns being raised as to the potential for nicotine poisoning or addiction. While the concerns are greatest among children and teens, even adults could be at risk.

Part of the problem is the designing of the packages and the products themselves, which makes them look like candy. It eliminates the mess of chewing tobacco, the smell of smoke from cigarettes and makes popping one after another quite easy.

The FDA is also concerned about the potential for nicotine poisoning, whether it’s from a child mistaking the lozenge for a candy or an adult taking too many at a time. Some of the complications of nicotine poisoning include heart palpitations, muscle paralysis, seizures or even death.

When you’ve been the victim of a medication error that you believe was caused by a medical professional, whether that’s a doctor or a pharmacist, you could be entitled to compensation. Seek assistance from a Louisville medication error attorney to learn what your rights are and how you can best protect them.

Contacting a Louisville Medication Error Attorney

A Louisville medication error attorney at Gray and White can help you handle every aspect of your medication error claim. If you’ve become the victim of a medication error in Louisville, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case – 888-450-4456 or 502-210- 8942.
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